10 Ultimate First Dance Songs
by Georgia Hadwin – Features Editor
Often one of the most memorable moments of your big day, your first dance has to be perfect for you and your special someone, so get those thinking caps on and dust off your dancing shoes!
Beginning to tire of ploughing through a labyrinth of generic playlists? Well, before you descend into a frenzy of panic, take a look at our list of the ultimate first dance songs! Whether it’s a classic love ballad you’re after, a dance floor-filler or a tune that screams individuality- we’ve pulled together an inspiring list sure to suit every dynamic duo!
Thinking Out Loud- Ed Sheeran
Voted the most popular wedding song of 2018, this classic pop song will ensure there isn’t a dry eye on the dance floor. A classic melody carrying an emotional promise you’ll stand by each other forever, this song is an all-round winner.
Praise You – Fat Boy Slim
A crowd pleaser with a contemporary twist, this tune brings fun and alternative beats! Though a somewhat unconventional choice, this banger offers a surprisingly fitting message for the introduction of a very happy couple.
Sun Don’t Shine- Sonnetaz
If you’re a trendy couple who want your guests up on their feet, don’t be afraid to up the tempo. This choice will have you transported to sunnier climes instantly with its happy, tropical vibes. If you’re planning on having a saxophonist- this is the perfect anthem to play alongside!
Can’t Help Falling In Love – Hailey Reinhart
A powerful cover of Elvis Presley’s classic sure to bring tears aplenty! A slow and super emotional piano led song; this is one that is sure to pull at the heart-strings of your guests. If slow dancing is your thing, this melody won’t let you down.
At Last – Etta James
A longer than expected engagement period may warrant this song a suitable choice for you! All jokes aside though, this classic, old-school love ballad carries a sweet sentiment that will be etched in your memory for years to come.
Better Together – Jack Johnson
What’s a wedding without the dulcet tones of Jack Johnson? A gorgeous, care-free song to suit a fuss-free couple who truly believe life is better when they are together.
Stand By Me – Ben E King
This old-school track recently secured the royal seal of approval as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex selected a choir led rendition at their Windsor wedding. A strong favourite for many couples, this romantic choice embodies what marriage really is all about.
Toothpaste Kisses – The Maccabees
Perfectly suited to an alternative couple who want something a little different, Toothpaste Kisses is a heart-warming expression of the very foundations of love. Taking you back to memories of those teenage butterflies, this song will have your guests reminiscing about the good old days!
Sexy Love – Neyo
Fancy yourself as a R&B duo? This alternative tune is sure to turn heads and set the tone for a healthy dose of bump and grind on your dance floor. Modern-day couples who aren’t afraid of a bit of dirty dancing- this is the one for you!
This will be (everlasting love) – Natalie Cole
An all-round box-ticker! No doubt your guests will be beaming from ear to ear watching you and your lover twirl away to this upbeat soul-jam. Get those dancing shoes on and confetti cannons at the ready!
Dancing in the Moonlight – Top Loader
The ultimate spirit lifter with an intro you’d be hard pushed not to recognise! If you’re crowd pleasers, then look no further- the perfect song to get your guests grooving and mingling on your dance floor.